Anybody familiar with Harvard and Carly Rae Jepsen's hit single "Call Me Maybe" knows the viral video of a group of Harvard baseball players, en route to Spring Break, lip synching to the song while doing an impressive choreographed routine involving hitting the van ceiling with their hands and crossing them during the refrain.
The video was so popular that the prospects who attended the televised portion of the draft did a version of their own for the MLB Fan Cave: a parody titled "Draft Me Maybe."
Other teams followed suit with their own takes, including Texas State's hilarious parody which included the "Bagel Dance," Florida's insanely cool coach bus version, and other parodies from smaller colleges and high schools.
With the draft in the books, three members of Harvard's team were picked, two of which were in the video:
Brent Suter, a pitcher, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 31st round. He was not featured in the video, unfortunately.
Another pitcher, Andrew Ferriera, was taken five picks after Suter in the 32nd round by the Minnesota Twins. Ferriera was in the video, in the second row, far left.
The final player selected was infielder Jeff Reynolds, who was taken in the 38th round by the New York Mets. Reynolds played a key part in the video, starting it off by singing to his sleepy teammate.
Sadly, one of the best performers was not taken in the draft, catcher Jon Smart, who had the best lip synch of them all and topped it off with a wink. At least he has his fangirls. Millions and millions of fangirls.
Out of all the videos included in this article, the one featuring the team with the best baseball players was Florida by far; the team had catcher Mike Zunino and Brian Johnson, both first round picks, and Nolan Fontana, a second rounder.
The "Draft Me Maybe" version had the first, ninth, 12th, 13th, and 27th overall picks in it, but considering it was not "Call Me Maybe," it really doesn't count.
We may have the next meme craze on our hands, and we have Harvard to thank for that—college sports teams covering that incessant song from Carly Rae Jepsen.
I'm pretty sure that pro teams will follow suit as well. For now, we'll be dealing with meme craze for a while.
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